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Fringe and Astrid as a Disposable Mammy

Five years ago when Fringe first appeared on television, there was absolutely nothing like it on the air. Since then, we have seen alternate universes, fantastic events and now finally a dystopian world.  With it’s final season, Fringe...Show More Summary

Denzel Washington and the Difficulties of Being a Dark Skinned Woman in Hollywood

I have a new piece up at Clutch magazine Many kids with famous parents often go on to seek their own careers in music or acting. A famous last name along with the connections made by he parent eases one into a career in Hollywood. They’ll tell you that hey had to overcome their famous last name or that they didn’t receive any special treatment. Show More Summary

Dear Black People Stop Singing About Chicken

If you're Black, then you're well aware of the association of Blackness and chicken.  Last June, Mary J Blige set off a slew of angry commentary when she filmed a commercial for Burger King in which she sang about chicken. Thankfully,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Explains that Being a Princess is not a Career

Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently appeared on Sesame Street to talk about the importance of careers. Sonia Sotomayor: Hi I'm Sonia Sotomayor Abbey Cadabbey: And I'm Abbey Cadabe Sonia Sotomayor: And we're here to tell you all about the...Show More Summary

The Vampire Diaries Season Four Episode Five: The Killer

  This episode begins where episode four left off. Connor tells Professor Shane that he spent the last two days tied up by Klaus. Professor Shane admits that Klaus can be terrible and Connor reminds him that Klaus is a vampire/werewolf...Show More Summary

Paying Parents to Attend Parent Teacher Conferences

Rahm Emanuel the mayor of Chicago is heavily invested in getting parents and teachers to interact.  This is a lofty goal because the more a parent is involved in a child's education, the more successful a child will be.  There can be no doubt that Chicago schools are failing their youth. Show More Summary

It's November Sweeps Month-Here Comes The Trans Themed Programming

This is a guest post from the ever fabulous Monica of TransGriot The Nielsen Company conducts the national samples that determine the fate of television and cable programs, who gets the advertising dollars, and the jobs of television...Show More Summary

It Gets Better - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BC)

I saw this video and have to admit that I broke out in smiles.  This video will be so important to kids who are struggling with their sexuality.  It's okay to be who you are and have a good successful and happy life. I warn you before watching that it will be hard not to tear up at this.

the Unwritten Rules: Ep.9 "But He's Black!"

As regular readers know, I absolutely love the Unwritten Rules. This episode, poor Racey is set up on a blind date by her White co-workers and predictably it's a disaster. Yes the Black date.  Because two people share the same race, it's assumed that we will get along and have a relationship together. Show More Summary

The State of Texas and its Ongoing Battle against Planned Parenthood

Though they will deny it until the end of time, the GOP is engaged in a war against women’s reproductive freedom.  From ridiculous comments suggesting that a child created from rape is God’s gift, to the elimination and or restriction...Show More Summary

LGBT People Don't Have to be Nice

Once again, wise words from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness. It’s happened again. Well it’s never stopped happening. Tumblr, where common sense goes to die and fail goes to breed and thrive, had a rather reasonable post on what counts as allydom and what counts as he actions of a decent human being. Show More Summary

The Walking Dead Season Three, Episode 3: Walk with Me

This episode opens with a helicopter flying and suddenly it starts to experience turbulence and it looks like an engine blows out. The helicopter lands in the bushes and from a distance, Michonne and Andrea see the smoke. Michonne checks...Show More Summary

The Vampire Diaries, Season Four, Episode Three: The Rager

  Tyler is asleep in hospital bed after being shot and a police officer is standing guard at the door to his room. Suddenly, a noise in the corridor attracts the cops attention and when he leaves to check it out, he is assaulted by Connor...Show More Summary

The Problem With 'Breaking Amish'

Breaking Amish is a new show on TLC. I must admit that I have long been fascinated by he Amish, largely because of their close knit culture and their refusal o use modern technology.  When I learned that Breaking Amish was designed to...Show More Summary

White Lady Tears from the Back of the House

Once again a post I wrote entitled Which Race has the Most Beautiful Women? back in 2009 has again attracted an ignorant fool full of privilege and denial.  Of all of the pieces in the Womanist Musings archive, this piece seems to repeatedly attract the worst. Show More Summary

Review of Hotel Transylvania

I know it's a cartoon, but it has vampires, Frankenstein, and the invisible man, how could we possibly resist?  Count Dracula builds a hotel - a retreat if you will where monsters can be safe from the threat hat human pose to their existence. Show More Summary

Privilege and Low Expectations

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.    One of the many many many not-very-coded speeches privileged people like to give is the one on “low

Princess ‘Sofia’ Disney’s First Latina

I have long history of disgust with Disney, and even more specifically Disney princesses.  Many of the princesses send a firmly anti-woman message to young girls and they are largely White, or play into a colonialist narrative like Pocahontas. Show More Summary

The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Two: Sick

This episode opens were the last one left off.  Darryl is ordering the prisoners out of hiding and Maggie and Rick are trying to save Hershel. One prisoner holds a gun on Darryl. T.Dog opens the freezer and kills the guard inside. The...Show More Summary

The Vampire Diaries Season Four, Episode Two: Memorial

  In the woods, Elena and Stephan wake up together.  We get a flashback to Stephan and Damon arguing over a blood source for Elena.  It's Stephen's plan to get Elena used to animal blood right from the get go.  Stephan feels that if she kills someone, she will turn off her humanity. Show More Summary

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